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The public-private sector wage differential in the UK: evidence from longitudinal employer-employee data

Singleton, C. (2019) The public-private sector wage differential in the UK: evidence from longitudinal employer-employee data. Economics Letters, 174. pp. 109-113. ISSN 0165-1765

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2018.11.005

Abstract/Summary

If fiscal policy exerts pressure on public services, then attention often falls on the public-private sector wage differential. Estimated with longitudinal employer-employee data for the years 2002-16 in the United Kingdom, among men there was no significant public sector wage premium. However, women received an average 4% premium compared with working in private sector firms.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Economics
ID Code:80309
Uncontrolled Keywords:public sector premium, firm-specific wages, gender
Additional Information:This work was based on the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings Dataset (Crown copyright 2017), which is funded, collected and deposited by the Office for National Statistics under secure access conditions with the UK Data Service (UKDS) (SN:6689). The use of these data does not imply endorsement of the data owner or the UKDS in relation to the interpretation or analysis of the data. Comments from colleagues at The University of Edinburgh are gratefully acknowledged.
Publisher:Elsevier

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